West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in Chennai. File photo | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has supported Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s ‘deadline for Governors to act on Bills’ and suggested that chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states meet to decide the further course of action Needed
“Mamata Banerjee spoke to me on phone to express her solidarity and appreciation for our initiative against the undemocratic functioning of governors in non-BJP ruled states,” Mr Stalin said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
Mr Stalin said he had suggested a meeting of all opposition chief ministers to decide the further course of action.
Mr Stalin wrote to chief ministers of states ruled by parties other than the BJP to pass resolutions in their state assemblies “urging the central government and the President to fix a deadline”, similar to the one passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. For governors to give assent to bills passed by the legislatures.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have already supported Mr. Stalin’s proposal.